University of Prince Edward Island

University of Prince Edward Island



About Us

The University of Prince Edward Island was created in 1969 as the only university in Canada’s smallest province. In 2019, the University celebrated 50 years of outstanding leadership and achievement in education and research with a full year of commemorative events and activities.

UPEI's nine faculties offers a wide range of programs and degrees to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. While having the breadth and depth of a comprehensive university, UPEI values its liberal arts education roots. Home to Canada Research Chairs, a UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability, endowed and sponsored research chairs, and 3M National Teaching Fellows, UPEI comprises a community of talented and dedicated faculty and staff who provide exceptional learning experiences to students under their tutelage. The high quality of the educational experience at UPEI is evident in the increasing number of students who come from around the world to study and learn here.

UPEI’s 140-acre campus in Charlottetown consists of academic, administrative, residential, and athletics buildings and facilities that blend the historic and the modern. In addition to welcoming students to its home campus, UPEI extends its reach beyond Charlottetown and indeed outside of Prince Edward Island. The Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation is located at the UPEI St. Peter's Bay Campus, about 50 kms east of Charlottetown, and the University has also established an international campus in Cairo, Egypt.

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